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pi

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

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Greek uc pi.pngGreek lc pi.png
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Π π
Ancient Greek: πεῖ
Wikipedia article on pi
This mosaic is outside the mathematics building at the Technische Universität Berlin.
When a circle's diameter is 1 unit, its circumference is π units.
When a circle's radius is 1 unit, its circumference is 2π units.

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek πεῖ (peî). Its mathematical use apparently stems from its use as the first letter in περιφέρεια (periféreia, periphery; circumference) and was first cited in 1706 in the Synopsis Palmariorum Matheseos by William Jones.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pi (plural pis)

  1. The name of the sixteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek alphabets and the seventeenth in Old Greek.
  2. (mathematics) An irrational and transcendental constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a Euclidean circle to its diameter; approximately 3.1415926535897932384626433832795; usually written π.
  3. (letterpress typography) Metal type that has been spilled, mixed together, or disordered. Also called pie.

SynonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

pi (third-person singular simple present pies, present participle piing, simple past and past participle pied)

  1. (letterpress typography) To spill or mix printing type. Also, "to pie".

AdjectiveEdit

pi (not comparable)

  1. (typography) Not part of the usual font character set; especially, non-Roman type or symbols as opposed to standard alphanumeric Roman type.
    In computing, pi characters are entered with special combinations of keys like ctrl-alt-x, or via character sequences such as {.

TranslationsEdit

AbbreviationEdit

pi

  1. (typography) pica (conventionally, 12 points = 1 pica, 6 picas = 1 inch)
  2. piaster
  3. pious
    • 1927, Magdalen King-Hall, I Think I Remember: Being the Random Recollections of Sir Wickham Woolicomb, an Ordinary English Snob and Gentleman
      Our Major was "Cherub" Cheeseman, noted for his foul language. I am afraid he lost a tidy little legacy that he was expecting from his aunt, the Dowager Lady Shuttlecock (a very "pi" old lady), through this same habit of his.
    • 1972, Anya Seton, Green Darkness, Hachette UK (ISBN 9781444709155)
      “Those are very 'pi' sentiments. Was a preacher in Staffordshire— I was raised chapel, though've tried to forget it—he talked that way... redemption and the lot.”
    • 1994, Roger Gard, Jane Austen's Novels: The Art of Clarity, Yale University Press (ISBN 9780300059267), page 101
      In Sense and Sensibility, as even you might agree, there's at least the danger of a rather pi moral framework clamping down on the spontaneous fun and leaving the sisters to survive - a bit drearily - on the periphery of a mean world.

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AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *pīja, from Proto-Indo-European *pih₃- (compare Greek πίνω (píno), Serbo-Croatian pìti, Italian bere).

VerbEdit

pi (first-person singular past tense piva, participle pirë)

  1. I drink

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Usage notesEdit

  • ai pi - he is a drinker
  • nuk pi duhan - I do not smoke
Derived termsEdit

CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin pinus.

NounEdit

pi m (plural pins)

  1. pine; evergreen tree of the genus Pinus.
  2. pinewood
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

pi f (plural pis)

  1. Pi; the Greek letter Π (lowercase π).

DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pes, pedem.

NounEdit

pi m (plural pič)

  1. foot

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

pi m (plural pi)

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. (mathematics) pi

Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

pi

  1. (Quebec, colloquial) Alternative spelling of pis and.

External linksEdit


InuktitutEdit

NounEdit

pi (syllabics )

  1. thing

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

pi m (invariable)

  1. pi (Greek letter)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

pi

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

Kedah MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

pi

  1. Go
    Satgi kalau depa nak pi keluaq dah, habaq kat aku awai sikit noh, satgi tak dan.
    If they are ready to go out, please inform me earlier, so that I won't be late.
    Hang ni oghang kata pa pun bukan nak dengaq, mampuih pi kat hang la.
    You never listen, just go to hell
  2. Do
    Hangpa pi bedak elok-elok bagi sama banyak buah moktan tu, satgi baghu tak berkelai.
    You should split the rambutans equally between yourselves, then you won't have to fight over it.
    Awat yang hang pi pukui dia, satgi dia bawak mai geng pi taboh hang pulak, lagu mana?
    Why did you hit him, don't you afraid he might summon his gang to beat you up?

See alsoEdit


LojbanEdit

CmavoEdit

pi (rafsi piz)

  1. decimal point
    xapixa
    6.6
  2. point for other numbering systems (e.g., binary, ternary, octal, etc.)

Related termsEdit


LuoEdit

NounEdit

pi

  1. water

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

pi

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • pyid (continental Normandy)
  • pid (Jersey, Guernsey)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French pié, from Latin pes.

NounEdit

pi m (plural pis)

  1. (Sark, anatomy) foot

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek πεῖ (peî).

NounEdit

pi m (plural pis)

  1. pi (name of the Greek letter Π, π)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeia.

Alternative formsEdit

InterjectionEdit

pi

  1. bleep (brief high-pitched sound)

QuechuaEdit

PronounEdit

pi

  1. who

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 n (Cyrillic spelling пи̑)

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. pi (mathematical constant)

SloveneEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

 m inan (genitive píja or , nominative plural píji or )

  1. pi (Greek letter)
  2. pi (mathematical constant)

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

pi f (plural píes)

  1. pi; the Greek letter Π, π

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

pi n

  1. (mathematics) pi, a constant
  2. pi; a Greek letter